Well I finally got a hold of some black primer and was able to make a test run on the Fire Warrior's color scheme. As well as an alternate color scheme on the Devilfish's commander. My Girlfriend gave both the thumb's up, so will keep both as is. I don't expect much in the way of painting vehicle crews though, especially as the Tau tank commander special character is a FAILcrap mini and a whopping $16 for a little bitty guy that's leaning out of a turret hatch. Umm...yeah, no thanks.
Anyways, as the vehicles have a lot more blue on them than the regular infantry, I painted the crewman's armor to reflect that. Meanwhile, on the Fire Warrior below the shoulder stripe will be used to tell the squad's apart (blue in this guy's case).
Speaking of the Tau, my progress on my Gyrmn-counts-as-Tau has also been slow. However I did finish one of my shield bots. Cute little guy that it is, I'm sure my opponents will be all to happy to kill it to maintain the 'Grim Dark' which has no place for cuteness.
Yesterday I also received my Grymn's Mawe walker in the mail. As stated previously, this will be used as a counts-as-Commander's crises suit (sans jump jets). Its about the height of a crises suit and has a 50mm base. I sent Hasslefree an inquiry yesterday, to see if I could order another
twin-gatling gun arm, since in hindsight, 2 twin-linked burst cannons
would look really cool!
Its amusing to note that the 'little guy' companies can produce resin
models that equal the design quality of Forgeworld. Yet, at the same time their products
lack the incessant part warpage, modeling defects, and dreadful
slathering of mold release (that just won't fucking wash off!) that
Forgeworld so often does. Indeed the gatling gun barrels are hollowed
out to about half their length, and are perfect. No issues whatsoever! Things like this, when compared to some of my Forgeworld models (lack-of) quality experiences, make me wonder if I'll ever buy from them again...